STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

Teacher participating in the STEM Discovery Lab's teacher training program

STEM programs for teachers are intensive summer institutes and school-embedded teacher professional learning to:

  • Enrich K-12 math and science curriculum with computing and engineering
  • Design lab activities that integrate mathematics, science, and computational practices
  • Develop teaching strategies that are culturally relevant to all learners. 
Contact & VISIT

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to announce its Regional Partnership with Code.org. Applications are now open to become a Code.org facilitator! As we prepare to interview and onboard a fantastic group of educators, we encourage you to take this opportunity to:

  • Join a nationwide community of leaders and facilitators in the CS education space
  • Participate in in-person and online facilitator development
  • Collaborate with UNH, your local Code.org Regional Partner, to deliver professional development to teachers on Code.org’s courses, with on-going support from Code.org and the facilitator community
  • Partner with Code.org to shape the future of professional learning for thousands of new CS educators across the US and beyond

There is no cost for facilitator training!

Apply Now

 

Not ready to be a facilitator?

No problem! We’re also looking for teachers! Applications will open in early January to become a part of the first New Hampshire teacher cohorts of the CS Discoveries (grades 6-10) and CS Principles (grades 9-12) programs. What can you do now? Work to get a Computer Science course offered at your school during the 2018-2019 school year, and click here so that we know you’re interested.

If you have any questions, let us know by writing to laura.nickerson@unh.edu or Emily.kerr@unh.edu

 

Coding is a necessary skill for the 21st century. Within minutes, you and your students can learn how to code using a simple programming language, Scratch. You will leave with several examples of your own code that you can use in your classroom, plus "unplugged" activities that support both state standards and computational thinking. (K-12) Instructor: Laura Nickerson

Date and Time:

Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab 
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

Registration: 

$75, includes lunch

Register online 

For more information:

Emily Kerr, emily.kerr@unh.edu, 603-641-4320

Sponsored by: 

UNH STEM Teachers Collaborative and the STEM Discovery Lab

 

UNH Cooperative Extension STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Docents are individuals dedicated to strengthening youths appreciation and understanding of STEM. Learn about the specifics of becoming a STEM Docent volunteer for our Mousetrap Car Engineering curriculum.

  • Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned curriculum and how to deliver STEM activities to engage youth.
  • Volunteer to teach multi-day, two hour lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs. Receive training for no fee.
  • Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours documentation available.
Dates:

Next training Spring 2018

Location:

UNH Manchester
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH

Fee:

$250 (if taking the training to volunteer as a STEM Docent, there is no fee required.)

Sponsored by:

UNH Cooperative Extension

Questions:

Contact Emily Kerr

Explore the story of our food systems with your students. The CULTIVATE program provides a relevant and rigorous look at how we relate to our food system through authentic science and reflective practice.  Educators will learn about topical teaching sequences, gearing lessons towards NGSS Science standards, and planning deeper explorations into food systems with your class. 
 
  • Workshop Cost: $25 for each or $125 for all 6 workshops. 
  • Materials Include: Lesson plan for grades 3-5 and 6-8.
  • Pre-Registration Required: http://bit.ly/Cultivate2017
Food systems

Date & Time:

September 28
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Soil & Compost

Date & Time:

October 11
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Plants & Hydroponics

Date & Time:

January 18
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Insects & pollination

Date & Time:

March 14
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

sustainability

Date & Time:

April 5
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

school garden asset mapping & planning

Date & Time:

May 10
3:30 - 6:30pm

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension

Inquiry Teaching Methods
Next Training in spring 2018

 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm. All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. Registration Required; Space is limited.

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$250 per person
Scholarships Available

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

STEM Docents are individuals trained to deliver high quality STEM programming to youth around New Hampshire. Join our team for the next STEM Docent training! This training will focus on engaging youth with computer coding through mobile application development. Already work with youth? The training may also be taken as professional development. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates:
Spring 2018 

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
Volunteer track: paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension
Professional Development: $250

Register online

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

STEM Docent Stream Safari Training
Next Training in Spring 2018

 

Stream Safari provides a series of hands-on, minds-on lessons that provide an introduction to the science of stream ecology. Scientists use various techniques to study streams and within Stream Safari students will have opportunities to conduct stream assessments which fall into 3 categories: biological, physical and chemical. Each of these assessments will provide a particular set of water quality data. The culminating activity provides a time for reflection on our human impact on the stream ecosystem. The overarching question of Stream Safari is to investigate whether or not the water body being studied is healthy.

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$125/person including Project WET/Wild Aqatic certification and books.

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120